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Accident: 201797495 - Employee Injured While Operating A Circular Saw

Accident: 201797495 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 05/22/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30132987605/23/20032448Guadalupe Dela Cruz
On May 22, 2003, Employee #1, worker for a pallet repairing facility, was operating a circular saw in the attempt to repair a pallet. The pallet and saw were located on a 28-inch-high platform. For some reason, the saw's electric cord became loose from the outlet, causing it to turn off. Employee #1 rested the saw on the pallet and then firmly affixed the plug to the outlet. The saw turned on and moved backwards towards Employee #1, coming into contact with his left side. Employee #1 was hospitalized at Cedar's Sinai and treated for a 7-inch to 8-inch laceration on his left ribcage. A detailed investigation revealed that the saw did not have a safety guard and its switch was defective.
Keywords: guard, circular saw, saw, laceration, rib, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301329876 Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction

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